This volume contains six works of Augustine of Hippo, all dealing with the topic of heresy, along with two works by other authors to which Augustine is replying. Some of the works address the topic generally, such as Heresies, in which Augustine outlines the principal promoters and errors of 83 heresies from the apostolic era through his own lifetime. Others, such as Answer to an Arian Sermon and Answer to an Enemy of the Law and the Prophets, address specific heresies and how they diverge from the truth of Church teaching. The works span his time as bishop of Hippo. Includes: Heresies, Memorandum to Augustine, To Orosius in Refutation of the Priscillianists and Origenists, Arian Sermon, Answer to an Arian Sermon, Debate with Maximinus, Answer to Maximinus, Answer to an Enemy of the Law and the Prophets.
“Christ did not assume for only a brief time the human form in which he appeared to men, with that form later passing away. Rather, he took the visible form of the man to the unity of his person, while the invisible form of God remained.86 Not only was he born from a human mother in the visible form of a man, but he also grew up in it, and ate and drank and slept in it. He was killed in it, rose in it and ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father in it.” (Page 280)
“Finally, why should we be surprised that Jesus is prefigured by an angel, if he was prefigured not only by a man, but even by an animal? After all, who else was that ram whose horns were caught in the thorn bush save Christ crucified or even crowned with thorns.” (Page 342)
“We say they are united in charity and in harmony.” (Page 213)